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Sony dav s-300 dvd.

My movies keep freezing half way through,with a error code of c:13:00...i tried to re-calibrate it but that didn't help....what can i do to fix the problem

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  • cskalski Feb 27, 2009

    I just get "no disk" when a clean, original, realativly scratch free DVD from that time period (like the 5th Element) is inserted in the drive. Now the motor spooled up once and sounded like a tractor. Anyone got one that DVD works but audio doesnt? I need a new DVD reader assembly I think.

    The calibration menu escapes me. I tried pressing muting and return while turning the volume knob. It's difficult to do so I dunno. Help.

  • cskalski May 11, 2010

    Have you ever looked inside the thing? There are a thousand parts on top of the dvd lens. I am afraid to screw it up more, and I have fixed DVD units before by opening/cleaning in the way suggested. Need direct instructions for this unit. What do I really need to take off and check and what will pop off and fly 50 feet accross the room due to spring loading and down my kitchen drain, never to be reasembled and resulting in a Simpsonesque "Angry Dad" smashing of unit and tossing it in nearest dumpster. Need more help.



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Is the unit old enough to have some room dust inside fowling the DVD laser lens?
If open the case doesnt scare you then ..UNPLUG it from the AC outlet,remove the outer case screws and use some compressed CO2 on the DVD assembly. Spray at a distance of 8-10 inches.
If you can access the lens on the player, VERY lightly clean it with a swab of Isopropyl alcohol.

Most of the units I get with bad read problems get fixed that way

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